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Song Parodies -> "Trudgin' Through The Park"

Original Song Title:

"Runnin' Down A Dream"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Parody Song Title:

"Trudgin' Through The Park"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Ah, cross country. A noble sport of summer practices in 90 degree heat (in the morning) for as long as 2 hours.
It is a sweltering day, the road heats up
And all our shoes start to melt, we are whinin'
The jerks goof off, and the coach is yellin'
"10 miles, all the way!" Mood's declinin'...

I'm trudgin' through the park
I might be here after dark
Listening to captains bark
Causing some vicious remarks!
Trudgin' through the park!

Deprived of sleep, up steep hills we are stumb-a-ling
It's 8 am, two hours more
It's sprint drill time! And we are still grumb-a-ling
This boot-camp-like work, we deplore

Now through the park I trudge
Ew, what's that big pile of sludge?
Dog doo! Crap! Oh please don't smudge...
Brown stuff on my shoe ain't fudge!
Through the park I trudge!

Aaaaaagh, aaaaagh, AAAAGGGHH!
Gaaaaah, gaaaaah, GAAAAAHHHH!

We run on, heat stroke sets in
Freshmen are falling down! But Coach is barking still...
There's dogs and cars swarmin' round this road
Let's hope this day goes without roadkill

The park we all trudge through
Blistering me and you
Burning rubber from my shoe
Sunburn's a big red tattoo!
Park we all trudge through!

I'm trudgin' through the park
I might be here after dark
Listening to captains bark
Causing some vicious remarks!
Trudgin' through the park!

*fade out to sounds of coach yelling, runners panting, cars skidding to avoid runners*

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 6

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Stephen Harrington - June 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good, 555.
carol - June 09, 2006 - Report this comment
spot on. 5's
Rex - June 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SB) Sounds like my daughter's marching band practice. This parody moves along nicely.
Agrimorfee - June 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(Summertime) I feel your pain.
Paul Robinson - June 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Is this "3rd person" or do you run Cross-Country, too, Cat? So, let me get this work hard enough in school to get Straight A's - You run Cross-Country, which as noted above is quite grueling AND time-consuming...and then in your SPARE time you manage to write a fair number of pretty-darn good parodies...and I'm guessing there is probably a whole bunch of other stuff, too...JEEEEZZZZ! There oughta be a Law against having so much energy! 5-5-5 ~ ~ ~
bobpiecheese - June 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(Summertime) I got four words for you...I don't get it. It's hard to see where it's actualy complaining about summer.
Matthias - June 18, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm out of shape, and out of breath just reading this
Cat - June 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Pieman, it's merely because they make us do cross country pracitce in the summer when I could spend my time doing much better sleeping!
Cat - June 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Heh heh, I meant "practice" of course.
Johnny D - June 19, 2006 - Report this comment
(SB) I ran cross country in high school. Now I just read parodies about it! ;-)
Jeff Reuben - June 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Another of my favorite OSes. Didn't run cross country (conflict with soccer), but I did run distance for indoor/outdoor track for the winter/spring seasons, so I can relate. Well done!
Red Ant - June 20, 2006 - Report this comment
I would have a heat stroke if I tried to run like that now, lol. Good job with the uneven syllabic structure of the verses and on varying the choruses.
Stuart McArthur - June 21, 2006 - Report this comment
(SB) well done Cat, and lol on the roadkill line - in my travels today I saw 12 dead kangaroos on the side of the road in one 100metre stretch, so I suggest you give Australia a wide berth when next the cross country bug bites

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